Uses[edit]. Ficus religiosa is used in traditional medicine for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy. ABSTRACT: In traditional medicine, medicinal plants have been used for the treatment of various diseases. Ficus religiosa is known to be a. Acharya Bal Krishan has given the following medicinal tips for the use of Peepal: 1. For bleeding diarrhoea: Take soft stems of peepal.

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Herbs have always been the principal form of medicine in India. Medicinal plants medcinal curative properties due to the presence of various complex chemical substances of different composition, which are found as secondary plant metabolites in one or more parts of these plants. Traditionally the mfdicinal is used as an antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, astringent, antidiarrhoeal, in the treatment of gonorrhea, ulcers, and the leaves used for skin diseases.

The leaves reported antivenom activity and regulates the menstrual cycle. Fruits are used as laxatives,[ 6 ] latex is used as a tonic, and fruit powder is used to treat asthma.

Phytopharmacology of Ficus religiosa

This big and old tree is of 30m long. They shatter bark and are of white or brown in color.

The leaves are shiny, thin, and bear 5—7 veins. It is circular in shape and compressed. When it is raw, it is of green color and turns black when it is ripe. The tree fruits in summer and the fruits get ripened by rainy season. The leaves show medicina or less sigmoid growth pattern, each leaf increases in size in 9 days from about to mm 2 as judged by the average mature leaf size after its emergence from the kedicinal.

The leaf is hypostomatic and has paracytic and anomocytic stomata between polygonal epidermal cells. The uxes of stomata per square millimeter increases from The vasculature comprises a single main vein the midribsecondaries, tertiaries, quaternaries, and intermediaries. The number of areoles per square millimeter decreases from The stem bark of F. The fruits contain 4. The fruit of F. Generally higher extract yields, phenolic contents, and plant material antioxidant activity were obtained using aqueous organic solvents, as compared to the respective absolute organic solvents.

Although higher extract yields were obtained by the refluxing extraction technique, in general higher amounts of total phenolic contents and better antioxidant activity were found in the extracts prepared using a shaker. Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of F. The chloroform extract of F.


The methanolic extracts possessed moderate antibacterial activity against a few bacterial strains. There was less antibacterial activity or none at all using aqueous extracts.

The extracts of F. The extracts from the leaves exhibited considerable and variable inhibitory effects against most of the microorganisms tested.

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It has been accepted that anthelmintic activity is due to a proteolytic fraction called ficin. It is evident from above that ficuz extracts of F. The immunomodulatory effect of alcoholic extract of the bark of F. The study was carried out by various hematological and serological tests. Administration of extract remarkably ameliorated both cellular and humoral antibody response. It is concluded that the extract possessed promising immunostimulant properties.

The literature showed that the antioxidative properties of the extract of F. They were evaluated on the basis of oil stability index together with their radical scavenging ability against 1, 1-diphenylpicrylhydrazyl DPPH. Oxidative stress in diabetes coexists with a reduction in the antioxidant status, which can further increase the deleterious effects of free radicals. The aqueous extract of F. Type 2 diabetic rats gained relatively less weight during the course of development as compared to normal rats.

Aqueous extract of F. Since the activity of an enzyme depends upon its substrate, depletion of glutathione GSH may be the reason for decreased glutathione peroxidase GSH-Px activity. The methanolic extract of F. The extract exerts strong anti-inflammatory properties in microglial activation.

It is likely that extract has a neuroprotective effect against inflammation by inflammatory mediators such as nitric oxide and cytokines.

Recently, the methanolic extract of F. The effect of hydroalcoholic extract of F. A significant increase in the breaking strength was observed in an incision wound model when compared usees the control. The result religkosa that leaf extract of F. Methanolic extract of figs of F. Dietary fiber content of food namely peepalbanti F.

Teent had the most pronounced hypocholesterolemic effect that appeared to operate through increased fecal excretion of cholesterol as well as bile acids. Dietary hemicellulose showed a significant negative correlation with serum and liver cholesterol and a significant positive correlation with fecal bile acids.

Medicinak dietary fiber influenced total lipids, religios, triglycerides, and phospholipids of the liver to varying extents. The three doses of bark extract produced significant reduction in blood ficjs levels in all the models. The results indicate that aqueous extract of F. Medicinal plants are the local heritage with the global importance. World is endowed with a rich wealth of medicinal plants. Medicinal plants also play an important role in the lives of rural people, particularly in remote parts of developing countries with few health facilities.


The present review reveals that F. The plant has been studied for their various pharmacological activities like antibacterial, antifungal, anticonvulsant, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, anthelmintics, and wound healing activities. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Journal List Pharmacogn Rev v. Pawar1 and T. Find articles by S. Find articles by M. Find articles by A. Find articles by T. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

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Religisoa Mar 23; Revised Mar This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Herbs have always been the principal form of medicine in India. Antibacterial, antidiabetic, antiulcer, ficus religiosa L.

Religiosa Linnaeus Botanical name: Asvattha, Ashud, Ashvattha Religioaa Piplo, Jari, Piparo, Pipalo Hindi: Pipal, Pimpal, Pippal Oriya: Morphological characters This big and old tree is of 30m long. Open in a separate window. Immunomodulatory activity The immunomodulatory effect of alcoholic extract of the bark of F.

Antioxidant activity The literature showed that uaes antioxidative properties of the extract of F. Wound-healing activity The effect of hydroalcoholic extract of F. Anticonvulsant activity Methanolic extract of figs of F. Hypolipidemic activity Dietary ficis content of food namely peepalbanti F. Footnotes Source of Support: Nil Conflict of Interest: Ministry of health and family welfare, department of Ayush.

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